Is the crisis not the right time to develop a new product? Will all return to normal? Discover new strategies to innovate that will help ensure you survive and thrive. Each economic downturn provides an opportunity to inspire and sharpen the focus on efficiency and urgency needed to build a profitable enterprise so that every dollar spent goes toward mission-critical causes. Inflation and the rising cost of capital have made it even harder to know where to invest. So what is a proven playbook for success in a world of slower growth, higher inflation and expensive capital?
Playbook of success
Naturally, efficiency is part of the playbook for success. But there are other well-known ways to innovate from the learnings of the previous crisis. Knowing that a typical downtime lasts 1,5 to 2 years, it perfectly allows the development of a new product. Starting with understanding ‘what it takes to deliver a successful product or service that meets changes in customer behavior’. Leading companies should and will recognize this shift in buying behavior and take advantage of it. In a moment like this, a structured approach to changing needs discovery and user insights is paramount. After all, it becomes clear that when the world switches to a higher-for-longer inflation environment, it will bring some pain. Not only to consumers and businesses but also to your customers.